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Cool Under Fire

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Cool Under Fire

We all need to step up when the situation calls us out. As financial professionals we’re called on to do public speaking and answer questions on-the-fly. We must represent well in high stakes panels or media interviews. So, consider COOL UNDER FIRE, an advanced COMMUNICATIONS workshop to help professionals think on their feet. You’ll leave with more courage to ad-lib in the moment. You’ll emerge with new techniques to handle what’s thrown at you. Come practice WHAT IF Scenarios – pulled from the pages of your real business life. Boost your confidence pitching at the podium, taking Q&A or reading a room and switching gears. Time permitting, you’ll even walk out with new Improv tools to play better with others.

Learning Objectives:

  • Boost confidence at the podium
  • Handle tough Q&A
  • Pitch our toughest audiences; peers and clients
  • Tell truth to power
  • Moderate panels or stand out as a panelist
  • Generally, get more comfortable speaking off-the-cuff


Marianne Fleischer has been a TV newscaster, TV and event writer-producer, Corporate Communications consultant, and speech writer-speech coach to corporate leaders. Masters degree is in Communications and Rhetorical Theory. Improv Comedy workshops are a lifelong avocation and infuse her workshops with spontaneity and humor.



Event Details:

4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Tuesday, October 16th

Members and Partners: Free (included with membership)
Non-Members: $15.00 online or $20.00 at the door

Please note location, not at the club but will be held at Silicon Valley Bank

Please note, if you plan to attend the dinner following this event, you must register separately for it.


CPE Credits

One and a half (1.5) CPE credits available. Field of Study: Personal Development

FEI is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Questions regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website,



Registration is closed, please contact Micky at [email protected] for questions.